DSO5012A Agilent Digital Oscilloscope


Additional Features:

  • Bandwidth: 100 MHz
  • 2 Channels
  • MegaZoom III memory and display technology
  • 8 Mpts acquisition memory
  • Up to 100,000 waveforms per second real-time update rate
  • High-definition XGA (1024 x 768) display with 256 levels of intensity grading
  • Triggering and hardware accelerated decode for I2C, SPI, I2S, FlexRay, MIL-STD 1553, CAN, LIN and RS-232/UART
  • Up to 12 bits of vertical resolution, even in single-shot acquisitions
  • Complete connectivity – standard
  • USB (2 host, 1 device), LAN, GPIB, XGA display out
  • Full remote control, including web browser
  • LXI class C compliant
  • Manuals and in-scope help available in 11 languages

The Agilent DSO5012A offers a sample rate of 2 GSa/s and 8 Mpts of waveform memory. With MegaZoom III technology and a high-definition XGA display that offers 256 levels of intensity grading, this oscilloscope helps you find the bugs you don't know about. The DSO5012A offers complete connectivity with USB, LAN, GPIB, full remote control with web browser and is LXI Class C compliant.

Leading-edge technology for all scope users
The InfiniiVision 5000 Series oscilloscopes leverage the same third generation MegaZoom III technology blocks used in our higher performance bench and lab oscilloscopes – responsive deep memory, fast update rates with minimal “dead time”, and analog-like display systems – and deliver them in a compact package, at a price similar to oscilloscopes with older technology blocks.

See more time
Seeing more time is the most easily understood use of deep memory. The more samples you acquire, the more time you can see at a particular sample rate

Long capture times give you better visibility into cause-effect relationships in your design, which greatly simplifies root-cause debugging. It also allows you to capture start-up events in a single acquisition.

You don’t have to stitch together multiple acquisitions or set precise triggering conditions. Spend less time finding events, and more time analyzing them.

See more details
The relationship between memory depth and acquisition rate isn’t as obvious. All scopes have a “banner” maximum sample rate specification, but many can only sustain these rates at a few timebase settings.

MegaZoom III
In the case of an oscilloscope with a 5 GSa/s acquisition rate and 10-Kpts of memory, those 10,000 points can only fill 2 μs of time. Since scopes have 10 time divisions, the sample rate drops at any time/div setting below 200 ns/div.

As a result, if you look at “slow/fast” events like a modulated signal, you run the risk of aliasing your signal. Or you may simply miss out on important signal details when you zoom in on it.

Deep memory oscilloscopes let you sustain a high sample rate over longer periods of time.

Always fast, always on
MegaZoom III is the third generation of the fast and deep memory architecture that Agilent introduced in 1996. It’s not a special mode, unlike other deep-memory oscilloscopes. You have access to your MegaZoom memory at all times. And the display will respond instantly to your commands as you scale the +/div setting or pan and zoom in the Delayed (or “zoom”) window.

Hardware connectivity

Standard ports include:

  • 2 x USB host ports (for external storage and printing devices), one on the front and one on the rear
  • 1 x USB device port for high-speed PC connectivity
  • 10/100 Mbit LAN for Internet/Intranet connectivity
  • GPIB to allow easy migration into existing test systems
  • XGA out for external monitors and projectors

LXI class C
LAN eXtensions for Instrumentation (LXI) is a standards-based architecture for test systems. By specifying the interaction of system components, LXI enables fast and efficient test system creation and reconfiguration. The 5000 Series oscilloscopes follow specified LAN protocols, and adhere to LXI requirements such as a built-in Web control server, IVI-COM driver, and easy-to-use SCPI commands. The standard Agilent I/O Library Suite makes it easy to configure and integrate instruments in your system.

IntuiLink toolbars
IntuilLink gives you a quick way to move screenshots and data into Microsoft® Word and Excel. These toolbars can be installed from www.agilent.com/find/intuilink.

View Scope logic analyzer and oscilloscope correlation
View Scope enables simple time-correlated measurements between a InfiniiVision 5000 Series oscilloscope and an Agilent 1680/90 or 16800/900 logic analyzer. Scope and logic waveforms are integrated into a single logic analyzer waveform display for easy analysis – all with a simple point-to-point LAN connection. You can also cross-trigger the instruments, automatically de-skew the waveforms, and maintain marker tracking between the instruments.

High resolution mode
Offers up to 12 bits of veritcal resolution in real-time, single-shot mode. This is accomplished by serially filtering sequential data points and mapping the filtered results to the display when operating at base time settings greater than 10-μs/div.

Help is at your fingertips
An embedded help system – available in 11 languages – gives you quick answers if you don’t understand a feature. Simply press and hold the corresponding front-panel key, and a screen pops up to explain its function.

Waveform math with FFT
Analysis functions include subtract, multiply, integrate, and differentiate, as well as Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT).

23 automatic measurements with statistics
Get up to 4 simultaneous measurements with 5 additional statistics beyond the current value. Fast update rate provides statistical data for enabled measurements such as mean, min, max, standard deviation and count.

Pressing [QuickMeas] brings up the last four measurements selected. Cursors automatically track the most recently selected measurement.

Peak detect
250 ps on 500 MHz models, 500 ps on 300 MHz models and 1 ns on 100 MHz models helps you find narrow glitches.

AutoProbe interface
Automatically sets probe attenuation factors and provides power for selected Infiniium active probes, including the award-winning 1130A 1.5 GHz InfiniiMax differential active probe and 1156A 1.5 GHz single-ended active probe systems.

5-digit hardware counter
Measures frequency up to the bandwidth of the scope.

Trig Out
Provides an easy way to synchronize your scope to other instruments. Use the Trig Out port to connect your scope to a frequency counter for more accurate frequency measurements or to cross trigger other instruments.

Displays all active signals, and automatically sets the vertical, horizontal and trigger controls.

HDTV Trigger
The 5000 Series supports analog HDTV/EDTV triggering for standards like 1080i, 1080p, 720p and 480p as well as standard video triggering on any line within a field, all lines, all fields, odd or even fields for NTSC, SECAM, PAL and PAL-M video signals.

Serial Listing Display
In addition to seeing decoded packet date on the bus waveform itself, you can view all capture packets in a listing view where the decode matches the on-screen waveform data. This feature is also compatible with Agilent’s Segmented Memory option (SGM).

Offline viewing and analysis (B4610A)
Save your scope data to a USB or network drive and import the data into a PC-based offline viewer.

Pan and zoom
Use searching and filtering to gain insight on analog and digital buses. Email the data to team members who can use the same tool at their PCs.

More Information
ManufacturerAgilent, HP, Keysight
Frequency100 MHz
Record Length8 MPts
Sampling Rate2 GS/s
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